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Three Good Reasons to Start Prepping for the GRE

Last Updated by Joseph Corace on June 1, 2020

All three reasons share one key element, time.

Reason #1: There are two upcoming GREs in the near future. 

The next two test dates are September 12th and October 17th. Students who miss those administrations – or sit for them but don’t do well (possibly due to lack of proper preparation) will have plenty of time to work on practice test questions, and sit for full simulations, which we can provide, in order to learn where you most need to improve. Identifying your weaknesses is critical to improvement; both learning and improvement work take time.

Topics: Study Tips, Test-Prep, College Counseling, Coronavirus, College Tips, GRE

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Topics: Study Tips, Test-Prep, College Counseling, Coronavirus, College Tips, GRE

Adapting Perfectly: Changes to the Upcoming AP Exams

Last Updated by Joseph Corace on April 13, 2020

In response to COVID-19, the College Board recently announced significant updates to content, structure, and administration for its upcoming Advanced Placement (AP) exams, with reassurances that it will continue to update school counselors, teachers, and students throughout the month of April, leading up to May’s at-home exam administration. Testing dates are May 11-15 and May 18-22, with a make-up period of June 1-5. View the schedule and content for all exams. Recognizing educational disruption as a result of school closings, College Board is also posting its own free, daily lessons covering all exam subjects.

Topics: AP Exams, Study Tips, News, Test-Prep, College Planning, College Board, APUSH

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Topics: AP Exams, Study Tips, News, Test-Prep, College Planning, College Board, APUSH

7 Study Tips for the AP Exams

Last Updated by Jason Robinovitz on March 13, 2017

If you follow these seven steps, you’ll likely increase your chances at doing well on your AP exams.

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Topics: AP Exams, Study Tips

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Topics: AP Exams, Study Tips

Create a Study Room for Your Child's SAT Prep

Last Updated by Judi Robinovitz on March 5, 2015

 

As your child approaches his or her senior year of high school, the academic to-do list begins to rapidly expand. College tours, scholarship applications and SAT or ACT test preparation are among the most pressing tasks. For the latter, preparation is essential. And it all starts with creating the optimal place for studying.

According to GreatSchools, parents should implement the CLUE framework when brainstorming ways to create the optimal study space. The mnemonic stands for...

Topics: Study Tips, Test-Prep

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Topics: Study Tips, Test-Prep

6 SAT Study Apps to Help you Succeed

Last Updated by Judi Robinovitz on October 16, 2014

Taking the SATs is an important step for getting into college. Studying is key, and practice tests help you prepare and calm your nerves. However, if sitting at a desk with a thick textbook is not your style, consider some alternate routes.

Technology is making studying interesting, diverse and easily accessible. You do not have to buy an expensive study guide but rather you can download free apps to your smartphone or tablet so you can study anywhere, anytime. Get the most out of your study time and use these tools to secure a higher score and a brighter future.

Topics: Study Tips, Test-Prep, SAT

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Topics: Study Tips, Test-Prep, SAT

How to Avoid Distractions While Studying at Home

Last Updated by Judi Robinovitz on February 3, 2014

Studying is difficult for many students, as it requires focused motivation and attention skills, neither of which are known as young people's strongest attributes. According to College Parents of America, students should spend approximately 2 to 3 hours of study time for each hour they attend class. While most students have the drive to study, many become easily distracted or lose their motivation quickly. From outdoor disturbances to hunger cravings, it’s crucial to learn how to control your surroundings and avoid distractions when studying at home to ensure academic success.

Topics: Study Tips, Test-Prep

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Topics: Study Tips, Test-Prep

The Secret to Studying

Last Updated by Judi Robinovitz on January 30, 2014

Some research indicates that the overwhelming majority of students study the wrong way. Students simply re-read their notes and textbook, believing that through simple repetition they can learn by osmosis! Hardly the case.

Topics: Study Tips, Test-Prep, Tutoring

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Topics: Study Tips, Test-Prep, Tutoring

Don't Want to Study for That Big Test? Here's Help for Procrastinators

Last Updated by Judi Robinovitz on July 29, 2013

We've all pulled an all-nighter to cram for an exam or waited until the last few hours to put together a term paper. If you're preparing for a big test coming up, whether it's an online exam to enter the Penn Foster vet technician program or the SAT to be accepted into FAU, studying is mandatory. There's no room for procrastination.

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Topics: Study Tips